Some of you have noticed, and asked about, the sometimes long reading each Sunday from Genesis. This is due to the Lectionary, or schedule of Sunday readings used in the Episcopal Church. Beginning the first Sunday in Advent in 2006 the Episcopal Church began to using the Revised Common Lectionary, which is arranged in a three year cycle. The RCL gives semi-continuous readings from the Old Testament during the seasons of Epiphany and Pentecost. For instance, during Year A, the RCL focuses on the story of Abraham through Moses in the Old Testament. During Year B, it focuses on the story of King David and during, Year C on Elisha, Elijah and the prophets. What we are hearing now each week are snippets of the broader narrative of the book of Genesis. If you want to know more, and have other questions, please talk to Noah.